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Table 5 Multivariable logistic regression results for association of dimensions of the CarerQol of informal caregivers

From: Care-related Quality of Life of informal caregivers of the elderly after a hip fracture

  Adjusted odds ratio (95% CI)a
Caregiver characteristic Fulfillmentb Supportb Relational problemsc Mental health problemsc Problems with daily activitiesc Physical health problemsc
 Hours of informal care 1.00 (0.98 – 1.01) 1.00 (0.98 – 1.01) 1.00 (0.98 – 1.03) 1.01 (0.99 – 1.03) 1.02 (1.00 – 1.03) 1.01 (1.00 – 1.03)
 Hours of informal care
 > 25 h 1.61 (0.59 – 4.43) 0.92 (0.35 – 2.41) 2.13 (0-.61 – 7.43) 3.43 (1.10 – 10. 64) 1.24 (0.47 – 3.30) 1.62 (0.61 – 4.29)
 > 40 h 1.10 (0.37 – 3.30) 1.07 (0.38 – 3.03) 3.00 (0.68 – 13.35) 3.17 (0.82 – 12.27) 2.26 (0.74 – 6.92) 1.77 (0.62 – 5.05)
 Partner 1.06 (0.39 – 2.87) 1.82 (0.74 – 4.48) 0.41 (0.13 – 1.28) 0.42 (0.15 – 1.17) 1.24 (0.50 – 3.06) 2.30 (0.92 – 5.73)
 Age 0.98 (0.94 – 1.03) 0.99 (0.96 – 1.03) 1.07 (1.01 – 1.12) 1.02 (0.97 – 1.06) 1.00 (0.96 – 1.04) 1.00 (0.96 – 1.04)
 Female sex 0.43 (0.18 – 0.98) 0.87 (0.40 – 1.88) 3.02 (1.08 – 8.43) 1.61 (0.67 – 3.85) 1.86 (0.84 – 4.12) 0.96 (0.43 – 2.12)
 Educational attainment
 Low 1 [Reference] 1 [Reference] 1 [Reference] 1 [Reference] 1 [Reference] 1 [Reference]
 Middle 1.29 (0.51 – 3.27) 0.78 (0.32 – 1.91) 0.81 (0.26 – 2.51) 0.80 (0.29 – 2.17) 0.78 (0.31 – 1.99) 0.49 (0.20 – 1.23)
 High 2.27 (0.72 – 7.21) 0.72 (0.25 – 2.07) 1.12 (0.30 – 4.11) 0.50 (0.14 – 1.72) 2.06 (0.71 – 6.01) 0.45 (0.15 – 1.35)
 Measurement time point
 1 month 1 [Reference] 1 [Reference] 1 [Reference] 1 [Reference] 1 [Reference] 1 [Reference]
 3 months 0.62 (0.37 – 1.04) 1.36 (0.53 – 3.50) 0.75 (0.20 – 2.78) 0.73 (0.25 – 2.17) 0.83 (0.36 – 1.88) 0.48 (0.20 – 1.14)
 6 months 0.80 (−.33 – 1.90) 0.85 (0.32 – 2.30) 1.58 (0.46 – 5.46) 0.92 (0.31 – 2.73) 0.78 (0.33 – 1.83) 2.54 (1.05 – 6.14)
Patient characteristic       
 Age 1.00 (0.94 – 1.06) 0.97 (0.92 – 1.03) 0.99 (0.92 – 1.06) 0.97 (0.91 – 1.04) 0.99 (0.94 – 1.05) 1.06 (1.01 – 1.13)
 Female sex 1.18 (0.46 – 3.00) 1.02 (0.42 – 2.48) 0.29 (0.10 – 0.90) 0.80 (0.30 – 2.19) 0.54 (0.21 – 1.34) 1.43 (0.55 – 3.75)
 Mobility
 No problems 1 [Reference] 1 [Reference] 1 [Reference] 1 [Reference] 1 [Reference] 1 [Reference]
 Some problems 0.80 (0.06 – 10.87) 0.88 (0.29 – 2.67) 0.56 (0.16 – 1.95) 0.44 (0.14 – 1.37) 1.80 (0.55 – 5.78) 2.39 (0.68 – 8.41)
 Confined to bed 2.71 (0.40 – 18.57) 1.24 (0.33 – 4.65) 0.31 (0.06 – 1.72) 0.22 (0.05 – 1.01) 1.23 (0.30 – 5.04) 1.63 (0.37 – 6.89)
 Living in an institution 7.00 (0.76 – 64.61) 1.72 (0.28 – 10.51) 0.56 (0.07 – 4.47) 0.31 (0.04 – 2.34) 0.21 (0.03 – 1.58) 0.78 (0.10 – 6.06)
 Dementia 0.63 (0.12 – 3.38) 1.27 (0.26 – 6.21) 8.25 (1.35 – 50.48) 0.74 (0.13 – 4.13) 2.71 (0.47 – 15.69) 0.45 (0.08 – 2.73)
 GFI 1.01 (0.85 – 1.19) 0.96 (0.82 – 1.12) 1.08 (0.90 – 1.29) 1.22 (1.03 – 1.46) 1.14 (0.98 – 1.34) 1.14 (0.97 – 1.35)
  1. Abbreviations: CarerQoL care-related quality of life, CI confidence interval, GFI Groningen Frailty Indicator
  2. Note: due to small numbers of caregivers experienced financial problems, no associations within this domain were given in this table
  3. aAdjusted for: partner, caregiver age, caregiver gender, living in an institution, dementia and GFI
  4. bFulfilment and support related to providing care, with contrast between caregivers who rated the level of fulfilment and support of no or some vs caregivers who indicated a lot fulfilment and support
  5. cRelational problems, mental health problems, problems with daily activities, physical health problems, with contrast between caregivers who rated the level of no problems vs caregivers who indicated some or a lot problems